Chicken Little attitude is foolish this time of year

Was there a power struggle leading to the bloodless coup that toppled Mike Maccagnan?

Adam Gase, the man accused of executing the coup d’etat, claims there wasn’t.

“I disagree with that, as far as a power struggle,” Gase said on Monday. “Because whoever is getting hired [as the new GM] is going to have the same role — control of the roster. I will coach the football team. That’s what I’m going to do. Nothing is changing in that structure. In this business, s— like that happens all the time. It happened to me last year [in Miami].”

Word games. Semantics.

Yes, the new GM will have final say, but that doesn’t mean Gase didn’t win a power struggle forcing Maccagnan out.

Apples and oranges.

Gase battled with Maccagnan in front of the owner, the owner saw a untenable relationship between the GM and coach which made him comfortable, and this led to the owner giving the GM the boot. So yes, Gase won a power struggle.

But with all that being said, the Jets are 0-0 right now. They could end up landing a pair of prime candidates for their GM and VP-Player Personnel roles, and things could turn out fine.

Nobody knows how this is going to turn out.

Was there a power struggle? Yes.

Will this turn out bad?

Who knows, so chill out with the Chicken Little crap.

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Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeld
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